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ADPHT CAPITOL ZONG DIST PLNG & PRES DIR

Date:  Nov 13, 2021
Req ID:  12940
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Category:  CAPITOL ZONING COMMISSION
Anticipated Starting Salary:  36,155

Capitol Zoning District Planning and Preservation Director

Req Id:          12940

Position #:       22095197

Grade:             GS06

Min. Salary:     $36,155

Location:         DAH – Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Closing date:   12/31/2021

 

Job Duties: The Capitol Zoning District (CZD) Planning and Preservation Director (Coordinator) is responsible for conducting pre-application conferences with applicants, reviews and analyzes applications, issues permits, seeks to resolve potential problems or conflicts, compiles materials required for review by the Capitol Zoning District Commission (CZDC), writes comprehensive reports, develops agendas for and attends all CZDC and advisory committee meetings, ensures public notices are sent, prepares monthly reports for the Commission, and testifies in administrative and judicial hearings under oath, as required.  Answers questions and disseminates technical information to citizens, developers, engineers, architects, and other individuals regarding CZD ordinances and procedures for obtaining permits; works in coordination with the City of Little Rock planning, zoning, and permit offices; maintains property inventory records and property/permitting database and ensures that historical records of the work of CZDC are maintained. Position also conducts periodic drive-through inspections of the CZD to ensure compliance with ordinance is being maintained and handles complaints or violations of the CZD ordinance and master plan and develops partnerships with other organizations and individuals to enhance the effectiveness of the CZDC.  Knowledge of urban planning, architecture, and historic preservation; ability to analyze and interpret regulatory language, technical data, maps, surveys, site plans and architectural drawings is required as is proficiency in MSWord, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Photoshop (or similar application).

 

Applicants must meet or exceed these qualificationsThe formal education of a bachelor's degree in urban planning, historic preservation, architecture, or related field; plus two years’ experience in urban or preservation planning or related field.

 

Position is eligible for full benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement, paid holidays, and annual and sick leave.

 

EOE/AA/ADA.  Minorities and women encouraged to apply.



The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: X106C

Grade: GS06

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00

Summary

The Capitol Zoning District (CZD) Planning & Preservation Director is responsible for managing the agency's preservation activities and operations; disseminating technical information, and monitoring the properties in both areas of the Capitol Zoning District. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Maintains regular contact with district residents and property owners through surveys, meetings, and publications. Answers questions and disseminates technical information to citizens, developers, engineers, architects, and other individuals regarding CZD ordinances and procedures for obtaining permits. Conducts pre-application conferences with applicants, reviews and analyzes applications, issues permits, seeks to resolve potential problems or conflicts, compiles materials required for review by the CZDC, writes comprehensive reports on each application, develops agendas for and attends all CZDC and advisory committee meetings, ensures public notices are sent out, prepares monthly activity reports for the Commission, and testifies in court cases, as required. Works in coordination with the City of Little Rock planning, zoning, and permit offices. Maintains all property inventory records and property database and insures that the historical records of the work of the CZDC are maintained. Handles complaints or violations of the CZD ordinance and master plan. Conducts periodic drive-through inspections of the CZD to ensure that compliance with the ordinance is being maintained. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

Occasional overtime and after hours work may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of urban planning, architecture, and historic preservation. Ability to analyze and interpret technical data, maps, surveys, site plans and architectural drawings. Ability to network with diverse groups and individuals. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to manage the CZD property database.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in urban planning, historic preservation, architecture, or a related field; plus four years of experience in urban planning, zoning, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock